Intelligibility and Accountability: Human Considerations in Context-Aware Systems

  title={Intelligibility and Accountability: Human Considerations in Context-Aware Systems},
  author={Victoria Bellotti and W. Keith Edwards},
  journal={Human-Computer Interaction},
This essay considers the problem of defining the context that context aware systems should pay attention to from a human perspective. In particular, we argue that there are human aspects of context that cannot be sensed or even inferred by technological means, so context aware systems cannot be designed simply to act on our behalf. Rather they will have to be able to defer to users in an efficient and non-obtrusive fashion. Our point is particularly relevant for systems that are constructed… CONTINUE READING
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